Hi loves, today I have a post for you that I am really excited about. It has been forever since I last done a makeup look post so I am really excited to be able to share one with you all today. As you may know, I am in love with the latest Anastasia Beverly Hills palette, so I thought it is only right that I create an Anastasia Shadow Couture makeup look. The look I went for is an evening smokey eye look which I hope you will like.
I wanted to create a warm smokey look as that is a look I wear quite often but I wanted to add a pop of colour in it too. I wanted the rest of my face to be more neutral but contoured, with a Kylie Jenner-esque lip to finish the look off. I am really happy with how the overall look turned out, I feel like it pulls together really well although I would wear it out with a little less contour personally.
Eye Makeup Products:
- Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Medium Brown [I talked about my brow routine here]
- Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
- Anastasia Shadow Couture Palette: Soft Peach, Morroco, Fudge, Noir and Pink Champagne [review here]
- Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Medium 3
- Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil
- 2True Liquid Eyeliner
- Benefit They’re Real Mascara
- Eylure Shining Star False Lashes
- Duo Lash Adhesive
I started off with my brows like I always do, I applied the Dip Brow and set my brows with the Anastasia Brow Gel. I then cleaned up under my brow using the Collection concealer just to give the brows a cleaner look. Next I applied UDPP in Eden all over the lid taking it up to the crease. I applied Soft Peach (flesh toned shade) under the brow as a highlight and then all over the lid lightly to help blend colours later on. Next I applied Morocco (warm orange brown) to the crease and really blended it out. Blending is key here, looking at the pictures in hindsight I would’ve blended even more. Soft Peach will help blend colours so don’t be afraid to dip back in to that. Next I went in with Fudge (warm brown), and applied it just under Morocco and again I blended it out. I then applied Noir (deep black) all over the lid, packing it in before blending the crease to make sure the colours sit together seamlessly. Using my fingertip, I popped Pink Champagne (metallic silvery mauve) on to the middle of my lid and blended it slightly on the sides using my fingers, to make sure it doesn’t disturb Noir too much. On top of the black, Pink Champagne comes out quite silvery I find and not very pink at all. I packed on a little more Pink Champagne on to the middle just to ensure the colour pops. I finished off the shadow application by taking Morocco, Noir and Fudge under the bottom lash line and Noir on the inner corner of my eye. To finish the eye look off, I added pencil liner, liquid liner, mascara and false lashes; and ta-da, eye look complete.
Face and Lip Makeup Product:
- Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in SB 10
- BareMinerals BareSkin Foundation in Honey [I reviewed this here]
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Medium 3
- House of Glamdoll Glambase Wheel in 1 [I raved about it here]
- Anastasia Contour Kit in Light/Medium
- Tarte 12 Hour Clay Blusher in Exposed
- MAC Colour Base in Pearl
- MAC Fix+
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze
- MAC Lip Liner in Spice & Burgundy
- MAC Lipstick in Taupe [review & swatches here]
So for the face makeup, I went a little bit heavier than I normally would. I started off with the foundation, which was a mix between Illamasqua and Bareminerals one. Next I applied the Collection concealer under my eyes in a triangular shape, on the bridge on my nose up to the centre of my forehead. I also cleaned up the edge of my shadow with concealer to create a sharp line on the outer V. I used this as highlight, as the shade is quite light for me. I didn’t apply too much as I didn’t want it to look cakey, I then blended it out. Next I applied shade Sculpt 2 from the GlamBase palette on the hollows on my cheeks and also my temples. I then blended this out and set it with Fawn and Havana from the Anastasia Contour Kit. Next I apply my blush, here I used Tarte Exposed which has rapidly become my most used blush ever. For my highlight, I started off by spraying a little bit of MAC Fix+ on to my brush and dabbing the brush on to my Cream Colour Base in Pearl. Once I got the product onto my brush I applied it to the tops of my cheekbones and slightly on the apples of my cheek. I find the Fix+ really helps apply the product and helps it blend out, as cream products can sometimes be difficult to blend. Finally I topped it off with the top highlight shades from the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze.
For my lips I started by lining my lips with Spice lip liner to define the shape, I also over lined my top lips slightly to make them as plump as my bottom lips. I then went over the corners of my mouth with Burgundy to create an ombre like effect. I applied Taupe lipstick to the middle of my lips and merged my lips together to help blend the colours. I’ve really been enjoying this combination of colours, they help my lips look really full.
I hope you liked my Anastasia Shadow Couture makeup look, I am aiming to do a more day appropriate look with this palette so keep your eyes peeled for that. Also, I hope you found my description of what I done easy to read, I always wonder if it is too in depth for you all so let me know what you think. I’d love to know your thoughts on this look so please feel free to leave a comment below. Until next time, take care; Tanzina x